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10-15-2016, 03:52 PM - 3 Likes   #16
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abstract fun ...

A while ago I watched a Bryan Peterson video using this technique to create a type of abstract image. He mixed water and oil together and using a macro set-up got these neat looking "little planets".

So I set-up my Olympus TG-4 on the "Microscope" setting and started shooting. It's addictive as you move the droplets around and get different colors by reflecting light off a CD. My mistake was to mix the oil and water too vigorously and creating too many small droplets.

I've included a pic of my set-up. TG-4 on a tripod and aimed over a clear dish containing the oil & water.


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Beautiful result, zman!

& really interesting documentation of the technique.
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A first attempt, more to follow



Taken with Samsung Galaxy S5, standing on a stool and shooting down onto my table. No PP other than cropping.

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A while ago I watched a Bryan Peterson video using this technique to create a type of abstract image. He mixed water and oil together and using a macro set-up got these neat looking "little planets".

So I set-up my Olympus TG-4 on the "Microscope" setting and started shooting. It's addictive as you move the droplets around and get different colors by reflecting light off a CD. My mistake was to mix the oil and water too vigorously and creating too many small droplets.

I've included a pic of my set-up. TG-4 on a tripod and aimed over a clear dish containing the oil & water.
That is exceptional. I'd love to try it!
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Impressive collection of round objects, Erik.
What a great idea!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
Impressive collection of round objects, Erik.
What a great idea!
Thank you. I'm also glad that the light fixture at that table uses round elements, as well, so the catchlights are also round.

And that's not all of my lenses, but I was organizing things into camera bags and the idea hit me

The photo is cross posted to the Gear Pr0n thread, and there's a list there of the lenses in the photo for the curious: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/8-pentax-film-slr-discussion/217364-gear-...ml#post3804979
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QuoteOriginally posted by zman Quote
A while ago I watched a Bryan Peterson video using this technique to create a type of abstract image. He mixed water and oil together and using a macro set-up got these neat looking "little planets".

So I set-up my Olympus TG-4 on the "Microscope" setting and started shooting. It's addictive as you move the droplets around and get different colors by reflecting light off a CD. My mistake was to mix the oil and water too vigorously and creating too many small droplets.

I've included a pic of my set-up. TG-4 on a tripod and aimed over a clear dish containing the oil & water.


Wonderful, zman! Thank you, for giving us the details and setup for this technique. I'm inspired to be more creative.

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A first attempt, more to follow



Taken with Samsung Galaxy S5, standing on a stool and shooting down onto my table. No PP other than cropping.


The high perspective really highlights the round beautiful glass and reflections. A great collection to drool over, too!
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The end of this months "Round" competition is getting close. However, there's still time for more entries: come on in and join the fun!
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Here are my couple of entries from my recent trip to Japan taken with pentax q7

Ueno Park


Shiodome station


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These are really great!
And excellent b&w's as well!
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Zombie Outbreak taken with Pentax Q w #01 normal lens.

Circuit taken with Pentax Q w#01 normal lens and Lensbaby +4 & +10 closeup lenses combined. ISO 125, 1/250 @ f6.3.

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Round #2. Taken with my RX100 in aperture priority. I desaturated in Flickr (it didnt actually need it) and rotated/cropped in Snapseed for Android.

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Fine entries to round things up, barondla and Erik
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Q's are really representing well this time round I may have to think harder about selling mine.
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Unixrevolution, I would never sell the Q. Too many things it can do. Adapt some of your wild lenses to it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Unixrevolution, I would never sell the Q. Too many things it can do. Adapt some of your wild lenses to it.
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I am aware of its reputation as a macro and telephoto powerhouse. I do have the K adapter I need to be more engaged with the lil' guy.

I have an Oly EPL-1 that I love for similar reasons. That, and I keep finding nifty sub-35mm lenses to throw on it.
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